MIT Mediated Matter Group forscht an Glas 3D Druck für Architektur
That’s what I’m talking about!
Ein sehr spannendes Projekt der Mediated Matter Group des MIT, welches seit Jahren den 3D Druck von Glas voranbringt und erforscht. Neri Oxman’s work is definitely worth taking a look at!
In 2015, the Mediated Matter group at MIT–a research group led by Neri Oxman that focuses on digital fabrication, computational design, and synthetic biology–debuted a 3D printer that uses molten glass as a medium. Last month at Milan Design Week, the team debuted an installation that shows what the next iteration of the tool–a one-ton printer that can create objects up to 66 pounds and is named Glass II–can do.
As the light slowly moves up and down, the column acts like a shade, casting shadows that look like pulsing waves. This was a by-product of the textured surface of the glass and different thicknesses throughout the structure–something that can only be achieved through digital fabrication.
Glass II remains an experimental tool and MIT doesn’t plan to commercialize it anytime soon. Next up for the group? Experimenting with the chemistry of the glass to incorporate color and investigate its effect on absorbing light and heat.